Rupprecht Geiger, Black on Orange Red


Rupprecht Geiger (German, 1908-2009)

Black on Orange Red (from Modulation), 1969

Medium: Screenprint on 280g cardboard

Dimensions: 48 脳 32 cm (18 9/10 脳 12 3/5 in)

Edition of 150: Hand signed and numbered in pencil, verso

Catalogue raisonn茅: Geiger WVG 125/7

Condition: Very good

In stock

鈥淩ed is life, energy, potency, authority, love, warmth, power. Red gets you high.鈥 鈥撀Rupprecht Geiger

Rupprecht Geiger, son of artist聽Willi Geiger, was a German architect, painter and sculptor. He was one of the most important exponents of colour field painting whose work employed hard-edge geometric shapes and a riotous colour palette to create his characteristically bold and eye-catching compositions. Geiger鈥檚 style was influenced by the Futurist movement of the 1960s, advancements in space research, and abstract art. Along with fellow artists聽Willi Baumeister聽and聽Fritz Winter,聽Rupprecht Geiger聽founded the artists group聽Zen 49聽in Munich in 1949. The members of聽Zen 49聽worked toward creating new forms of expression for non-objective art. Although he was trained as an architect, he left architecture to focus entirely on painting in the early 1960s. Geiger was fascinated with colour, particularly red. He once remarked: 鈥渞ed is life, energy, potency, authority, love, warmth, power. Red gets you high.鈥澛Rupprecht Geiger聽achieved worldwide critical acclaim, participating in聽documenta聽2,3,4 and 6, as well as exhibiting at the Museum for non-objective painting (later the聽Guggenheim) alongside his Professorship at the聽Kunstakademie D眉sseldorf.

German, 1908 鈥 2009.

Rupprecht Geiger, Black on Orange Red

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